Windows down, the wind in your hair, music playing from the stereo, maybe some classic rock, Zeppelin’s Ramble On would do, the highway stretching out empty and wide to the horizon, nothing ahead of your but freedom and fun; sounds pretty awesome doesn’t it? It sounds like the perfect road trip. The road trip is an American tradition. It is one the best ways to explore our great nation. Road trips also come with their own unique sets of hardship. In today’s blog, we will give you 3 KILLER tips for getting the most out of your next road trip.
- Let Loose and Toss the Schedule
Take that detailed itinerary and throw it out the window. Actually, don’t do that, that’s littering. Remember, a good road trip is all about freedom, exploration, and possibility. Try to avoid a strict schedule. Plan out a few high points, destinationsyou want to reach, and let the rest happen naturally. Get off the highways and see what you can see. Drive along a scenic route. Discover a small town with an amazing mom & pop diner. Who knows what could be out there? Ever seen the world’s largest rubber band ball? Well… it’s something alright.
- Pack and Prepare
This road trip is going to be all about spontaneous fun, so it is important to be prepared for anything. Pack accordingly. Have snacks and drinks readily available. Pack a swim suit, a towel, sunglasses, an umbrella, a heavy coat, a sleeping bag, a pair of good hiking shoes, and most importantly, a camera. We also recommend packing an extra key. Just in case.
- Never Drive when Tired
Studies have shown that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Never get behind the wheel of a car if you are tired. Rotate drivers or find a place to rest. It isn’t worth running any risk!